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My issue with the Sport/Rubicon is that The Rubicon has a bunch of features I don't need just to get the few that I really want. The sport locks-out all the features I really want. I don't need locking differentials or 35" tires or sway-bar disconnects, or upgraded axles; However I don't want my jeep to look like a plastic after-thought. But I have been told that many of the things I want might be able to be included at the dealership with some haggling.





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They really know how to make wheels look substandard... That’s like an industry standard. Using premium wheels to upsell you on the overall vehicle trim
 

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I think the sport is the best candidate for someone that wants a new reliable "affordable" (I say affordable because from the lineup it is the cheapest...but IMO it is a bit pricey for what it is) Jeep....keep it for a few years....then mod it way beyond the Rubicon level once its paid off and wheel it hard! :jk:

I think of it like Jeeps blank canvas for the aftermarketers dream build.
 

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I think the sport is the best candidate for someone that wants a new reliable "affordable" (I say affordable because from the lineup it is the cheapest...but IMO it is a bit pricey for what it is) Jeep....keep it for a few years....then mod it way beyond the Rubicon level once its paid off and wheel it hard! :jk:

I think of it like Jeeps blank canvas for the aftermarketers dream build.
That's my plan. 35s and a nice lift while I save my coins for a Ultimate Dana 60 rear and possibly front also. This is my first Wrangler. I feel like a Rubicon is already put together. Doesn't leave me room to play around lol
 

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For the Sport they FCA not only locked it out of the body-colored flendares, but it made a special low-quality black plastic flendare rather than just use the higher quality black flendare from the Rubicon. So, can't really say it is about cutting costs as it would cost less to just produce one type of black flendare.
 

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For the Sport they FCA not only locked it out of the body-colored flendares, but it made a special low-quality black plastic flendare rather than just use the higher quality black flendare from the Rubicon. So, can't really say it is about cutting costs as it would cost less to just produce one type of black flendare.
Alright, now we're creating more of this illusive stigma of elitism that surrounds the Rubicon. There is no difference in the grade of plastic for the black fender flares used on either the Sport or Rubicon, they're one in the same. To boot, the Sport has never had body-colored fender flares as an option from the factory, ever.
 

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Alright, now we're creating more of this illusive stigma of elitism that surrounds the Rubicon. There is no difference in the grade of plastic for the black fender flares used on either the Sport or Rubicon, they're one in the same. To boot, the Sport has never had body-colored fender flares as an option from the factory, ever.
No they aren't. The rubicon has a two-piece black flendare; the Sport gets a one-piece. Look at the two side-by-side and you can see the quality difference. The two-piece is noticeably higher-end.
 

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Alright, now we're creating more of this illusive stigma of elitism that surrounds the Rubicon. There is no difference in the grade of plastic for the black fender flares used on either the Sport or Rubicon, they're one in the same. To boot, the Sport has never had body-colored fender flares as an option from the factory, ever.
The current "fender flare" is actually a hybrid fender and flare. The Sport, prior to the JK always had a body-colored fender with black flares. The bulk of the fender/flare of the CJ->TJ was comprised of fender, which was body-colored. So, about 80% of that area of the vehicle was body-colored as standard.
 

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There are a bunch of Sport photos and reviews out there, you just need to know how to look.

This isn’t exclusive to FCA or even MFRs, most ads have all that fine print at the bottom because they need to inform you that they are not showing the bare bones base model.
Just like mfrs, reviewers are also more interested in showcasing the options and top trims, not the base models because they don’t demand the same attention. You’ll be hard pressed to find a review from a major auto mag/site for a crew trim minivan or a fleet level car or truck, because they are neither the priority of the mfr nor the reviewers. And that’s the way it should be, cater more to those that are willing to pay more.
 
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That's my plan. 35s and a nice lift while I save my coins for a Ultimate Dana 60 rear and possibly front also. This is my first Wrangler. I feel like a Rubicon is already put together. Doesn't leave me room to play around lol
FCA has released 1 photo of the Sport. You think that is acceptable at this point, now that we know practically EVERYTHING about the other 2 models?.. find me a review of a Wrangler Sport, by the way.. please lol
 

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That's my plan. 35s and a nice lift while I save my coins for a Ultimate Dana 60 rear and possibly front also. This is my first Wrangler. I feel like a Rubicon is already put together. Doesn't leave me room to play around lol
A Rubicon is without a doubt more so ready to go out of the gate than a Sport, but I wouldnt say its already put together. Its put together quite well as far as drive it off the lot and go climb some decent rocks, but there is always a lot of room for improvement later on.
 

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That's my plan. 35s and a nice lift while I save my coins for a Ultimate Dana 60 rear and possibly front also. This is my first Wrangler. I feel like a Rubicon is already put together. Doesn't leave me room to play around lol
I've done lots of mods to my 08 Rubi, and it continues to change. The Sport does give you more of a blank canvas, though, for sure.
 

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FCA has released 1 photo of the Sport. You think that is acceptable at this point, now that we know practically EVERYTHING about the other 2 models?.. find me a review of a Wrangler Sport, by the way.. please lol
Well I've been waiting to buy this truck for two years. A Sahara is only a Sport S with the visual upgrades pretty much if I'm correct. Rather or not they reviewed it or not, I planned on buying the JLU regardless long as what I heard was positive and they review's are indeed positive.
 

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A Rubicon is without a doubt more so ready to go out of the gate than a Sport, but I wouldnt say its already put together. Its put together quite well as far as drive it off the lot and go climb some decent rocks, but there is always a lot of room for improvement later on.
Well I don't even climb rocks now lol I have a GC right now. I'm buying more for the open air experience so it's straight out of the gate rock crawling abilities doesn't attract me. What does attract me is the amount of customizable features a Wrangler brings to the table.
 

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Alright, now we're creating more of this illusive stigma of elitism that surrounds the Rubicon. There is no difference in the grade of plastic for the black fender flares used on either the Sport or Rubicon, they're one in the same. To boot, the Sport has never had body-colored fender flares as an option from the factory, ever.
This ^

It is true Jeep is hyping the Rubicon and Sahara more than the Sport....but thats just business. All car companies do that....Chevy being probably the worst.

Go youtube the chevy parody commercials with 'Mahk' from Boston lol
 

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